Other attractions at the event in Allesley Park walled garden next Saturday include samples of unusual vegetables such as a 400-year-old variety of asparagus peas, and Hamburg parsley
, introduced in the 1720s.
Sow fast-maturing crops, like lettuce, radishes, rocket and spring onions, between the slower ones like runner and broad beans, parsnip, Hamburg parsley
Gems include Burpee's golden beetroot, early horn carrot, white Belgian carrots, Hamburg parsley
, red top Norfork turnips and various old varieties of cabbage.
And Hamburg parsley
has a herby flavour and a root like a small parsnip.
has roots like a small parsnip and a flavour which is a cross between aniseed and parsley.